Asus C101P Convertible Chromebook and Why Cloud Computing Is Here To Stay

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William Wise says:

I got a chromebook a few days ago and I love it!

Dave Rodjesian says:

Are Android tablets dead???

Caltash says:

The one thing that I cannot get over, as an IT Support Professional working for a small college system, is the complete lack of Windows RDS support in Chrome Remote Desktop.
This is a complete showstopper for me, as I have to either be reliant on our Citrix Virtual Desktops, or our Bomgar environment.
I’d rather take my $200 or so and spend it on a Dell Inspiron 11 with Windows 10. Same form factor, convertible, capable.

I do agree the Chromebooks are wonderful for Grandma or Computer Illiterate Joe, but for use by IT Support personnel, not so much.
G-Suite, including Google Sheets, Docs, etc. are AMAZING tools for collaboration.
Then there’s printer support and Google Cloud print… yeah, no.

Anyway, thanks for another well thought out and informative video.

Jonathan Domenech says:

I had one of these Chromebooks for a while and loved the added support for Android apps. However, the lack of storage and inability to store Android apps on a microSD card were a bit of a downer.

ThePressurizer says:

These things are nice, but here at least (Germany) not really ideal for use in the education sector. First, they are relatively useless without a reliable web connection, and this is usually a bit complicated in schools. If they provide a decent WiFi-connection, you usually have to log in via a web interface, designed to keep out the students and their smartphones. This connection drops as soon as you log out of a web application (such as a browser). It’d be an enomrous hassle to log in a hundred times a day. Plus, older schools do not really offer good WiFi coverage. The other problem is that Google cloud services can’t be used for any kind of sensitive student data, this is expressly forbidden.

Mister H. says:

As IT Professional for a school district, we have nearly 7,000 Chromebooks. For teachers and students loves them. It created a culture with Google Sheets, Docs and Google Classroom. One day, I tried to use it and after 4 hours later I couldn’t take it, I grabbed my MacBook Pro. Chromebooks are for the average users. CTL J5 are great too. Chromebook are great for traveling, to be honest. Chromebox works with 65″ Infocus J touch big screen. Touch function and everything works.

SbI29 says:

I can see why cloud computing is here and why it’ll stay, I personally will always love and prefer local programs (and media) good vid

NTVDM says:

I would still never buy a Chromebook due to Google’s absolutely ruthless surveillance and privacy breaching. I’m sorry, but Google is simply a horrible company, inside and out.

Trusteft says:

The freedom that these people potentially lose, the privacy they lose, is far more important than any convenience.
The only reason we are moving away from the traditional computer, which apparently happened back in the 90s and 00s, just with different name, is this is what these companies want, to have even more control over you. You depend on them at all times, including just accessing your data. Nothing new about it either as terminals existed before the IBM PC. It’s 1970s (at least) way of computing, in a 21st century environment and much much larger scale.
Cloud computing, regardless all the convenience that I do not deny, is just one, the best, way of having them grabbing your (virtual) balls and you having to rely on them not cutting them off.
Anyway, good video.
Sadly, as much as I don’t like it, there are worse things in computing. Windows 10.

Lachlant1984 says:

I do like the idea of the ChromeBook products, in fact I wanted one a few years ago.  But to be honest i feel very angry inside when I hear people saying that desktop computers are dying out.  I much prefer to use a desktop as opposed to a laptop computer, in I particularly prefer desktop computers to tablets such as the iPad.  I couldn’t see office workers doing their productivity tasks such as word processing and database and spreadsheet work and such on laptops alone, less still on tablet computers.  And of course even though there are games for Chrome OS, you can’t play games for Windows on a Chrome OS device.

Paul Edwards says:

Another great video and I do agree with all you say about the benefits. Surprising what it can do too. Trouble is google own you. If an org. Could host a cloud that belongs just to your business. It is very much making selling you a great solution at a loss of privacy, being held to ransom once your committed and have no way back. I am reminded of the free office 365 web hosting we had which was just pulled by Microsoft with no way out.

Zankuhaaa! says:

What I’ve learned from this video: chromebooks are good for nothing except RDP/VNC-ing to real OS

Chris M says:

You can access sort of a shell on the Chromebook by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. But it’s pretty limited unless developer mode is enabled, developer mode allows access to the full Linux shell

churioz26 says:

Top quotes: 1) “and I have reduced that role substantially because I have started charging people.” 2)”You’ve accidentally stumbled upon grandma’s browsing history and . . . OMG.”

Skells says:

Perhaps not immediately, but cloud computing is going to fade away in a few years. It is an infosec nightmare no matter how you swing it. Consumers will sour on it and content will be on premise again.

pocket review & gaming says:

i couldn’t go with one of those tbh

Gabriel Paiva says:

Liked before i hit play cause the content is quallity – no questions asked hahaha

uK8cvPAq says:

I have to admit, sometimes I click on stupid things whilst fapping.

Matthew Bauer says:

I put Kubuntu on an Ivy Bridge Pentium HP x360 (It was the rock bottom cheapest you could get in 2013 during the Christmas Season) for my dad. Windows 10 was just bogging it down and he was too cheap to add an SSD to it above the 250 gig HDD. Would we trade that for a Chrome system? Maybe a Galaxy Tab as my dad only uses his for EVERYTHING the chrome 2-in-1 does plus it it cheaper and faster than most Chrome books for the “Chrome tasks”. My mom uses an iPad because she doesn’t like to use laptops or desktops, she thinks it’s too much of a hassle when you can have the iPad or her even a cell phone as always ready. If someone just wants to check email and surf the web and YouTube, I’ll recommend a lower end Galaxy Tab with a kickstand case as there is pretty much an app for almost everything (or the Google Suite of apps).

TheEPROM9 says:

Don’t worry you will find a fellow nerd. A musical happened and I found one. We blow shit up in my back garden.

Ryan Smith says:

there is no future for cloud computing. unless you want to be ruled over by corporations. this video just makes me angry.

Rayote says:

Why the cloud is dead to the real world.
No internet, no cloud.
Maybe if you can be somewhere where internet is everywhere it might be possible to work with it.

Justin H. says:

Google Drive is one of the strangest adoption stories. It’s always something you expect people to be annoyed by, but most people migrate naturally after the smallest of nudges.

Gabriel Paiva says:

too bad chromebooks here are kinda expensive still =( (in here that is)

Mr.smash 69 says:

Why would I want to buy a Chromebook if my smartphone can do the same thing a Chromebook can do?

beanboy89 says:

I just got a Chromebook last week to play around with (ThinkPad X131e), and I’m honestly impressed. I was skeptical of the whole concept of a Cloud-based OS, but upon using it, there’s not much I can’t do with the Chromebook that I can’t do with a Windows- or Mac-based computer. In normal use, 95% of the time I’m using a web browser anyway; a Chromebook is a great supplement for a power user, and perfect for someone who’s not.

Gabriel Paiva says:

one observation… for Linux (and most of this devices as well) floppy drives,zip drives etc.. in the end are just USB Mass Storage devices with a FAT file system.. abstraction to it,s fullest potential,what a cool thing to see =)

s8wc3 says:

Would be great for student use at a primary (elementary) school, especially in the convertible form factor, but anything above that and I think a Windows machine is necessary.

DEFGI says:

I use an Acer 11inch convertible chromebook, really useful for displaying piano scores in a pdf format to save me having to print out a score that I don’t like. It’s a good little laptop but only having 2gb of ram does sometimes cause it to lock up when you try to do too much on it at once

Tucker Tull says:

I got a C2D HP laptop for free awhile back, and put CloudReady on it for my dad because his i3 Dell is shot (bad screen, dead battery). Simple and easy for him to use, with more than enough power than he will ever use. All the machine needs is a replacement battery, which I can get for $20 or so.

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